An Antarctic storm is predicted to reach New Zealand tomorrow, bringing SNOW to sea level!!!! While snow is a common occurrence in the South Island winter, it’s very unusual for the North Island of New Zealand, even in Wellington. I’ve been watching the farming community around me bunking down and moving stock all day today. It’s lambing time, and they’re doing their best to minimise casualties from the weather.
Being a cold-weather girl, I’m sooo excited about this bit of weather (although I do feel sorry for the poor sheep and lambs). I’ll be a little disappointed if I wake up on Monday morning to a snow-less landscape.
In the meantime, some nice knitting to keep my lap warm: someone very near and dear to me has a special occasion coming up in her life. Amongst other things, I have decided to knit her this:
This is the Falling Waters Shawl from Clara Parkes’ Book of Wool. I’m knitting it in Zealana’s soft and cuddly Willow (a DK weight, 70% merino, 30% cashmere blend). It’s half-way done, but I will tell you more about it when it’s finished and the recipient has got it. She reads this blog, so it’s a secret! Shhhh!
And as predicted, it wasn’t long before I decided that my son Tim needed something knitted:
You can’t live with your mother and have holey socks and expect her to think you don’t need more…! (This is an Opal yarn in the Gardener colourway). There’s something about socks for big boys. It take a lot longer to knit than socks for girls… hmm.
Too bad they won’t be ready in time for the snow.